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Casting 2017

SHARK IN THE PARK CASTING

Background

Based on the books by Nick Sharratt, Shark in the Park was originally produced in partnership between Nonsense Room Productions, Macrobert Arts Centre and ABA International Touring. It was co-directed by Julie Ellen and Bruce Strachan.  It has featured at the Fringe and toured across the United Kingdom.

Trailer from original production:  http://nonsenseroom.co.uk/wp/

We are looking to cast the 2017 production, toured by Nonsense Room, for dates over Easter and also in the Autumn.  There are plans to continue to periodically tour it through until at least February 2019.

To apply please email bruce@nonsenseroom.co.uk with CV/headshot.

Deadline: 8th March 2017 5pm

Audition Date:

Monday 13th March in central Edinburgh – 5pm – 8pm venue tbc

Touring

Previous experience of multi-venue touring would be beneficial.  There will be early starts and a lot of travel.  You will be part of a small, self-sufficient team responsible for get-ins and outs alongside the Stage Manager.

A base in Edinburgh will be essential due to early starts.

Rehearsals

We will only have 4 full rehearsal days – so pre-learning of the show will be required.  The provisional dates are 1st to 4th April.   We will also arrange some singing calls prior to rehearsals.

Dates

Easter Tour:   5th April to 22nd April and 26th May to 12th June.   (dates include a week in Ireland)  6 weeks including rehearsals.

Autumn Tour:  dates approximately  23rd September to 19 November.  8 weeks

We are looking for commitment to both tours and will confirm exact Autumn dates asap but they will not change significantly from the outline above.  The fee is a buy-out based on £447.50 per week (inc holiday pay)

 

Driving/Accom/PD’s

Travel is provided on tour in one of 2 touring transit-style vans – driving license and willingness to drive/share driving an advantage.

Accommodation is provided for overnight stays – usually in a Travelodge (or equivalent) and a per diem of £16.50 per overnight stay is provided (£23 if no breakfast at hotel)

Roles

Timothy Pope – A 6 year old boy who loves Sharks. Tim asks for a telescope for his birthday and has great fun looking for them in the park with his dad.

Confident performer used to playing younger characters and with direct audience address experience.  Confident singer (C4-E5), including harmonies and preferably some experience of tap preferred.   Has been played by young female actor to date, but does not necessarily have to be so, the role requires youthful qualities of a 6 year old.

Dad (Mr Pope) – Tim’s Elvis-loving father of fun.  Seemingly single parent dad has a really fun relationship with Tim, although does require some parental qualities at times.

Confident performer with good comedy timing.  Confident singer(C3-F4), including harmonies.   Experience of tap preferred, but not essential.   Playing age 30+

Sally/Rochelle/Mr Young – Multi-role performer who plays various characters Tim and his dad meet.

Sally is their post-lady who is a cheerful friend of the family.

Rochelle is Tim’s friend and nemesis in classic competitive child style.

Mr Young is an old man with a puppet Dog, Spartacus

This role written to perform some scenes on roller skates, which would be preferred, but this could also be re-worked.  Confident Singer (C4-E5), including individual harmony lines essential.   Multi-roleing experience vital – particular with quick changes.   Playing age 25+

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